Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend milling or planing machines to mill, plane, shape, groove, or profile metal or plastic work pieces.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
23,850 3.5 % $17.98 $37,400 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.57 $13.37 $17.21 $21.58 $26.79
Annual Wage (2) $21,990 $27,810 $35,790 $44,880 $55,730


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 5,160 1.41 $17.32 $36,020
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,750 0.35 $25.54 $53,110
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 1,720 0.69 $20.10 $41,810
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 1,620 0.90 $18.28 $38,030
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,400 0.28 $16.73 $34,800

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 5,160 1.41 $17.32 $36,020
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 710 1.21 $17.46 $36,320
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 570 0.92 $20.92 $43,520
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 1,620 0.90 $18.28 $38,030
Hardware Manufacturing 190 0.82 $12.50 $25,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,750 0.35 $25.54 $53,110
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 150 0.16 $21.83 $45,410
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 570 0.92 $20.92 $43,520
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 60 0.01 $20.26 $42,150
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 1,720 0.69 $20.10 $41,810


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,610 0.18 0.99 $16.47 $34,260
Texas 2,450 0.22 1.25 $18.49 $38,460
Ohio 1,690 0.33 1.83 $17.20 $35,780
Illinois 1,480 0.26 1.45 $17.24 $35,850
Pennsylvania 1,480 0.26 1.47 $19.38 $40,320




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 200 0.69 3.81 $16.00 $33,280
Indiana 1,360 0.48 2.65 $17.11 $35,580
Michigan 1,440 0.36 2.00 $16.81 $34,960
Ohio 1,690 0.33 1.83 $17.20 $35,780
Massachusetts 970 0.30 1.66 $23.43 $48,730




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina 70 0.04 0.21 $24.99 $51,990
Connecticut 360 0.22 1.22 $24.82 $51,630
Massachusetts 970 0.30 1.66 $23.43 $48,730
Washington 500 0.18 0.98 $23.07 $47,990
Arizona 190 0.08 0.43 $21.29 $44,290





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,120 0.41 2.26 $18.71 $38,910
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.28 1.55 $17.26 $35,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 940 0.24 1.32 $16.62 $34,570
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 700 0.48 2.67 $15.37 $31,960
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 620 0.34 1.91 $17.06 $35,490
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 570 0.63 3.48 $19.18 $39,890
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 470 0.42 2.33 $18.71 $38,920
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 390 0.38 2.12 (8) (8)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 350 0.24 1.34 $24.59 $51,150
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 310 0.14 0.79 $18.67 $38,830




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jackson, MI 130 2.29 12.72 $15.04 $31,290
Logan, UT-ID 100 2.10 11.66 $12.07 $25,100
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 110 1.38 7.66 $23.66 $49,210
Rockford, IL 150 1.06 5.87 $15.49 $32,210
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 110 1.04 5.80 $16.35 $34,000
Akron, OH 300 0.95 5.29 $13.90 $28,920
Springfield, MA-CT 260 0.90 5.00 $21.38 $44,470
Mansfield, OH 40 0.87 4.83 $19.55 $40,670
Rochester-Dover, NH-ME 40 0.72 4.02 $21.75 $45,240
Lafayette, LA 100 0.65 3.61 $20.84 $43,340




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 110 0.26 1.45 $31.17 $64,820
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 350 0.24 1.34 $24.59 $51,150
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 130 0.49 2.73 $24.27 $50,490
Lancaster, PA (8) (8) (8) $23.87 $49,660
Lincoln, NE 50 0.30 1.65 $23.77 $49,440
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 110 1.38 7.66 $23.66 $49,210
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 190 0.23 1.28 $23.48 $48,840
Worcester, MA-CT 60 0.26 1.47 $22.39 $46,580
Rochester-Dover, NH-ME 40 0.72 4.02 $21.75 $45,240
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 0.37 $21.74 $45,220

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 240 1.19 6.59 $16.12 $33,530
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 220 0.95 5.27 $17.43 $36,250
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 180 0.70 3.88 $16.87 $35,080
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 150 0.57 3.16 $15.75 $32,760
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 140 0.62 3.42 $14.61 $30,380

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 130 1.51 8.40 $17.14 $35,640
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 240 1.19 6.59 $16.12 $33,530
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.95 5.27 $12.93 $26,900
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 220 0.95 5.27 $17.43 $36,250
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 100 0.86 4.77 $9.61 $20,000

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.55 $48,990
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.91 $41,420
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.47 2.61 $19.79 $41,170
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.23 $40,010
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 1.08 $19.02 $39,570


About May 2013 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014